Maggie Olds

Yoga began as a physical practice and way for me to tune in with myself emotionally. Within a few months of beginning my yoga practice, I dove into East Lansing Hot Yoga’s first 200 hour Teacher Training program in the Spring of 2013 and began teaching upon completion. As my practice grew, so did my love of sharing it with others. I have been fortunate enough to teach several weekly classes between ELHY and Firefly Hot Yoga, as well as in my own town of Grand Ledge. After a few years of teaching, I developed a strong desire to focus again on my personal practice, but with a sense that I also wanted to learn how to more effectively share and connect with my students. This led me to my second 200 hour Teacher Training Intensive in July of 2016 at the Center for Yoga in Birmingham, Michigan with the LifePower Yoga System developed by Jonny Kest. This intensive, led by Tommy Mack, shifted my own personal thought process and opened up a door for me to share what I had learned in a new way. Now, I don’t see the time as only teaching a series of yoga postures or sequences. I see it now as a time of creating space for others to tune into his or her body, mind and soul through the connection of breath and movement–and allow time for each student to flow on her own, calming the fluctuations of the mind, feeling a new sense of equanimity.

Fun Facts

What do you miss most about being a kid? NO RESPONSIBILITIES!
Best meal ever? The General’s Daughter in California. A paired menu – 5 courses of food matched with wine – AH -MAZE – ING!
One thing you cannot do without? Lavender essential oil
Biggest challenge in life now? Finding balance of family, personal and yoga time.